102:1 Hear my prayer, O Jehovah, And let my cry come unto thee.
102:2 Hide not thy face from me in the day of my distress: Incline thine ear unto me; In the day when I call answer me speedily.
102:3 For my days consume away like smoke, And my bones are burned as a firebrand.
102:4 My heart is smitten like grass, and withered; For I forget to eat my bread.
102:5 By reason of the voice of my groaning My bones cleave to my flesh.
102:6 I am like a pelican of the wilderness; I am become as an owl of the waste places.
102:7 I watch, and am become like a sparrow That is alone upon the house-top.
102:8 Mine enemies reproach me all the day; They that are mad against me do curse by me.
102:9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, And mingled my drink with weeping,
102:10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath: For thou hast taken me up, and cast me away.
102:11 My days are like a shadow that declineth; And I am withered like grass.
102:12 But thou, O Jehovah, wilt abide for ever; And thy memorial `name' unto all generations.
102:13 Thou wilt arise, and have mercy upon Zion; For it is time to have pity upon her, Yea, the set time is come.
102:14 For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, And have pity upon her dust.
102:15 So the nations shall fear the name of Jehovah, And all the kings of the earth thy glory.
102:16 For Jehovah hath built up Zion; He hath appeared in his glory.
102:17 He hath regarded the prayer of the destitute, And hath not despised their prayer.
102:18 This shall be written for the generation to come; And a people which shall be created shall praise Jehovah.
102:19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; From heaven did Jehovah behold the earth;
102:20 To hear the sighing of the prisoner; To loose those that are appointed to death;
102:21 That men may declare the name of Jehovah in Zion, And his praise in Jerusalem;
102:22 When the peoples are gathered together, And the kingdoms, to serve Jehovah.
102:23 He weakened my strength in the way; He shortened my days.
102:24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: Thy years are throughout all generations.
102:25 Of old didst thou lay the foundation of the earth; And the heavens are the work of thy hands.
102:26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure; Yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; As a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed:
102:27 But thou art the same, And thy years shall have no end.
102:28 The children of thy servants shall continue, And their seed shall be established before thee. Psalm 103 `A Psalm' of David.